Bush on Lieberman on Larry King …
LARRY KING: Move to politics. An unusual situation in Connecticut. Joe Lieberman is running for reelection to the Senate.
He’s in the primary fight, may lose, and has said that if he loses, he might well run as an independent.
He supported you staunchly on Iraq and Iraq is the major issue in that campaign, the primary.
Would you support him if he ran as an independent?
G. BUSH: First, the Democrats have to sort out who their nominee is going to be and that’s going to be up to the Democrats. And the rest of it’s hypothetical.
LARRY KING: But he said he would run as an independent, if he were…
G. BUSH: He also has said he’s going to win his primary.
LARRY KING: I know you like him.
G. BUSH: You’re trying to get me to give him a political kiss, which may be his death.
LARRY KING: You hugged him before the State of the Union, right?
No, I know you generally…
G. BUSH: The Democrats are going to figure it out. They’ll figure it out.
LARRY KING: So you would not make a decision on that.
G. BUSH: Well, I’m not going to wade into a Democratic primary in the state of Connecticut.